This Memorial Day weekend my husband, Cameron, and I headed up to Southern Maine for a little getaway. We headed to the beautiful seaside town of York, Maine to stay at the Stage Neck Inn. The Stage Neck Inn is a boutique resort that has breathtaking ocean and harbor views.
Where to Stay
We stayed on the second floor in a Harborview Deluxe King room. The room was newly remodeled with and an electric fireplace, soft linens, a lounging area, and an outdoor patio were just a few of the many amenities the room featured.
We arrived in York at the end of a storm that blew through and It was so cozy in our room! We immediately turned on our fireplace and watched the rain and waves from our covered balcony. The sound of the ocean is one of my favorite sounds in the world. I can’t tell you how amazing it was to fall asleep to the sound!
Be sure to crack your sliding door open to fall asleep to the most soothing natural sound.
History of the Inn: “During the American Revolution, the Isles of Shoals, located roughly 15 miles off these shores, became world-renowned for its cod, perfecting an old Viking method to dry the fish. Fish were dried and salted in order to be preserved for the long winters and for transport and sale to the islands and inland communities.” There were a few different inns in this location but In 1981 W. Mark Foster and his father-in-law bought the land and past inn and upgraded it to be a boutique high-end hotel with a full spa, indoor swimming pool, outdoor pool, Shearwater Restaurant, Sandpiper Bar & Grill, Harborview Room, and the new Gallows Point.
Where to eat
A lovely breakfast buffet at the Shearwater Restaurant was included with our room stay. It included eggs benedict, pancakes, bacon, eggs, and other tasty items to choose from. The restaurant is situated at the back of the inn with wrap-around windows that face the ocean. Friends- the view is AMAZING. Be sure to make a reservation by the windows so you can look out at the ocean!
We also ate at the Shearwater Shearwater Restaurant for dinner and it was so delicious! We really enjoyed the cocktails, soups, and entrees. You can see what we ordered on my highlighted stories of our trip here!
Cameron and I enjoyed the indoor pool and spa the first night that we were here during the rain storm. It was really fun to look outside at the storm from the windows and be hanging out in a warm pool area swimming!
Stage Neck Inn is also a wonderful place to get married! When we arrived on Sunday, there was a wedding happening in their large event space. This inn has the most amazing views and interiors, so It really is an incredible spot for photos!
Whether it rains or shines during your stay, The Stage Neck Inn has rain gear on hand to help you enjoy your time in York, Maine! I grabbed some boots, a rain jacket, and an umbrella when we arrived so that I could walk the property and see the beach. I LOVE this rain gear station, how cute is this?!
After lounging in our room and enjoying the views we decided to drive around York, Maine to take in the sights. Here are some ideas for your next visit to the area!
Things to Do
- Old York Museum – right in downtown York just minutes from the Inn is a beautiful museum with historic homes and buildings to tour through and learn about historic York. They are currently doing walking tours.
- Walk around the historic downtown of York for shopping and dining! Be sure to visit the Wiggly Bridge for a great photo op!
- Walk the Cliff Walk on York Harbor. Beautiful and picturesque, this walk along the cliffs is a great thing to do on your visit to York. The start of the trail is located across from the Stage Neck Inn.
- Watch the surfers and hang out at the beach on Long Sands Beach. Great waves and views!
- Go shopping in York Harbor by Long Sand Beach
- Lots of cute shopping ( I really liked the store “Wheat”, candy shops, ice cream shops, and souvenir shops.
Visit the York Wild Kingdom Zoo! We didn’t get to go in here, but it looked like a lot of fun! If you have children, be sure to check this out!
- Visit York Beach Beer Co
- Grab a flight and try some locally brewed goodness. We really liked the outdoor seating and we were told that they have live concerts on Saturdays.
- Visit Nubble Lighthouse
- This is a must-see! Nubble is rated the most photographed lighthouse in America. When you see it, you will see why! It truly is idyllic and beautiful.
- Eat Ice cream at the best Ice cream shop I’ve ever been to – Dunne’s Ice Cream! The way ice cream should taste…you just have to try it!
- Go visit Wobbly Bridge Distillery
- If you love a good whiskey or spirit, this is an awesome spot to grab a cocktail or flight of locally made spirits.
- They have live concerts!
- Very cool atmosphere in an old wood building where they distill on site!
- A few other ideas:
- Eat some Lobster! Head to Cape Neddick Lobster Pound, Lobster Shack, or Chauncey Creek Lobster
- Go sailing
- Go fishing
- Go Kayaking
- Have a picnic at the beach
- Eat at Stone Throws Restaurant – great burgers!
- Visit Kittery, Maine down south
- Visit Perkins Cove for beautiful views of the harbor
- Head up north to Ogunquit and Wells, Maine!
Want to see more?
Be sure to check out my highlighted videos and photos of our trip on my Instagram highlight here!
Thank you so much for reading about our stay in York, Maine at the Stage Neck Inn! If you’re looking for that laid-back beach feel, York Maine is the perfect spot for a getaway and we can’t recommend the beautiful Stage Neck Inn for your lodging enough!
Please let me know your favorite spots in the area below in the comments!
*This post was sponsored by the Stage Neck Inn. All opinions are my own.*